Hotel Brightlands, Matheran
One of the best hotels at Matheran serving Non-Veg food as well. We booked the place well in advance for New Year's celebration of 2 nights starting on Dec 30th. Mr. Mangesh the manager at the hotel ensured all queries and clarifications were taken care of whilst booking. He was also helpful in person once we reached there.
We were 15 pax and rented 2 vehicles i.e. Innova and Xylo for Rs. 13,000 round trip, courstesy Mr. Mangesh again. The drivers were very nice and ensured a very smooth and safe drive all the way upto Dasturi car park. From there we took the Toy Train shuttle to Matheran. Unfortunately, we cannot book the tickets in advance and have to wait in queue to get the tickets. Although our plan was to catch the 10.30 am train, we could not as it was full. We then booked for the next one at 11.20 am.
From Matheran station Brightlands is about 20 min walk. Once we reached, Mr. Mangesh helped us in getting the necessary paper work and remaining payments done quickly. We were given couple of duplex next to each other. The rooms were clean and spacious with TV, Fridge and all the basic necessities. The Beds was bigger than King size and easily 3 people could comfortably sleep on it.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner buffet were really excellent. We never ever got any chance to complain at all. All of us relished the food completely.
The only thing not upto to the mark was the Tea and Coffee. Quite bland I must say; especially the tea.
The service provided by the staff was also excellent. They would ensure our requests are met as many times we required it. With jam packed crowd at the resort, they ensured great service to all.
The events organized by the resort on both days i.e. Dec 30th and Dec 31st were really excellent. Kids and Adults enjoyed the entertainments provided. DJ Milind was excellent in churning out good foot tapping music.
The only problem with the resort is the same as with any other hotel/resort at this hill station i.e the Monkeys. A nuisance that we all have to live with. We always had to be careful with whatever we carry or eat out at the verandah.
Overall the hotel is really excellent covering a huge acres of land. Best of all they have even put up Solar panels to provide electricity for the resort.
- Also Known As:
- Brightlands Hotel Matheran